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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
+44 131 222 8988
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak tartare” (27 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (17 reviews)
“oysters” (34 reviews)
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French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Always enjoy Galvins Brasserie busy, vibrant, restaurant with great service We had a nice round table great to chat . Plenty of choice steaks excellent .

Thank Bms40
Reviewed 5 days ago

A Galvin's? Never again!!! We booked a table at this restaurant for our Christmas lunch at £135 a head for what was advertised as a Traditional Christmas dinner. The maître de turned up with one of the most bizarre cases of pink eye I have...More

Thank chukwuma o
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is simply a delightful place to eat. Great ambiance, prime ingredients beautifully and imaginatively served. Efficient and attentive staff and all this at reasonable prices. One of my favourites.

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1  Thank neko987
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting a friend we wanted somewhere with space we could talk without desturbing and being disturbed by others with good food of course. To this end Galvin's fitted the bill well The ambiance was great but of course on a Monday lunch time one would...More

1  Thank Ugandalad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouldn’t make special trip there but food was good. Nothing spectacular. Limited menu. Well executed and service prompt and kind. Clean and friendly

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Thank jmgdfw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of food which was fresh and quite tasty. Presentation exceptional. Typical French bistro type of fare. Made reservations through Open Table app and got a very nice quiet table we requested. Staff quite attentive without being in your face. Overall quite a memorable...More

1  Thank canandorra
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My friend and I enjoyed a four course meal with a glass of champagne . The food was delicious and well presented. Cooked perfectly, the highlight was the cheese course and the pudding the slight disappointment was the Monkfish cassoulet it lacked something and had...More

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1  Thank hcb647
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We booked a table at Galvin Brasserie de Luxe for New Year’s Day. There were 4 adults, 3 children and a baby. We received a lovely welcome as we came in and excellent, friendly service throughout. I have never been to a restaurant before that...More

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2  Thank JackieCulter
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We visited the restaurant whilst spending a long weekend at the wonderful Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh. We had the fixed meal but everything about it was tasty, well presented and the service impeccable.

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1  Thank mulberryMon
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Had Christmas Lunch and were very disappointed. Food was good, but did not expect to have Turkey and vegetables etc all plated before delivery to the table. All vegetables, gravy etc were already on the plate, with no opportunity to select quantity or refuse anything....More

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1  Thank CraftyCath
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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10 May 2017|
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Response from MyReviewToo2011 | Reviewed this property |
when we ate in Brasserie we just wore smart but casual clothes. we felt a little under dressed because there was a function in Peacock Alley next door but nobody said anything. the hotels do very well out of the rugby and I... More
30 October 2016|
Response from Eric A | Property representative |
Dear Michelle473, we only allow guide dogs I am afraid Kind regars
8 March 2016|
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Response from chiro85 | Reviewed this property |
Elegantly casual and you will fit in fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Caledonian Hotel, | Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 222 8988
  • E-mail
Inspired by traditional French urban design, the Galvin Brasserie De Luxe boasts an inviting, all-day dining option in Edinburgh city center. With stunning polished surfaces, rich, deep woods and stylish ceramic tiles, this French bistro presents simple efficiency with luxurious touches. Savor exceptional French dishes and aromatic delights. Unwind with a relaxing evening drink or meet colleagues to discuss business in the calm, tranquil ambiance. Galvin Brasserie De Luxe offers dual entry from Rutland Street or the iconic Peacock Alley.
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